Word is all over the place today that next Tuesday, October 14 Apple will be holding a press event with the focus being on notebooks. The MacBook line is getting very long in the tooth and a refresh has been expected for some time and it looks like it’s going to happen soon. Apple is obviously trying to head into the holiday buying season with new notebooks to capture consumer’s hard-earned cash in this tight economic climate.
Kevin has been calling for that $800 netbook and that may very well be one of the new products but I don’t think so. I’m leaning toward a 13-inch MacBook for $800 (starting price, of course) that is aluminum like current MacBook Pros. I don’t think we’ll see any surprising features for that money, the big thing will be the metal casing and low pricing for MacBooks. I hope I’m wrong and Kevin’s netbook prediction comes true though.
There will probably be some high-end models announced too as that’s Apple’s SOP. I can’t foresee what those might be though. Maybe integrated 3G?